Job description: Specialist Sexual & Reproductive Health Nurse at CNWL
Areas of interest: Housing and homelessness – services for women with complex needs, Domestic abuse, Families and children – including relationships, Substance use, Women involved in the criminal justice system, Mental health and wellbeing, Childhood trauma – including being in care or childhood abuse, Employment and skills, Improving support for women involved in prostitution
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"CLASH @ St Mungo’s (Central London Action Sexual Health) is a dedicated outreach service based in Camden at three St Mungo’s hostels. The objective is to target vulnerable hard to reach groups such as sex working women, and the homeless. The multidisciplinary team works with the aim of empowering those within these groups to improve their sexual and reproductive health, in order that they can live independently, safely and to help them engage with services to improve mental and physical health, and their social and economic wellbeing. This includes support to prevent unwanted pregnancies, and health advice to women if they do become pregnant.
The funding from the Burdett Trust for Nursing has allowed the team to work with clients on a 1-2-1 basis providing a comprehensive sexual health screening, treatment and advice service. This service includes contraceptive provision, HIV and other Blood Bourne Virus testing and treatment and vaccination where applicable. At two out of the three sites we are able to perform minor procedures and examination such as contraceptive implant insertion and cytology. By providing this service the clinics have already identified infection and health needs that had previously been undetected and unmet."
Reply To: Children and families: improving support